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Rachit Thukral

Rachit Thukral has been working for Motorsport Network from its early days in 2016. Initially recruited for the Indian edition, he was promoted to Motorsport.com’s Global team in mid-2019. 

Over the years, he has held a wide variety of roles, ranging from covering Super Formula and SUPER GT in Japan to junior formulae in Europe.

More recently, he has directed his focus to sportscar racing, particularly WEC, DTM and IMSA. He also has experience in reporting on Formula E, Dakar and MotoGP.

Rachit also plays an active role in the day-to-day running of Motorsport.com in his post as News Editor.

Prior to joining Motorsport Network, he worked at the autoX magazine from 2014-15. He started his career in motorsport journalism by launching the website RachF1.com during his teen years.

Latest articles by Rachit Thukral

Manthey EMA completes DTM line-up with Bathurst winner Guven

Manthey EMA completes DTM line-up with Bathurst winner Guven

DTM
DTM

Manthey EMA completes DTM line-up with Bathurst winner Guven Manthey EMA completes DTM line-up with Bathurst winner Guven

AF Corse goes yellow for third Ferrari Hypercar entry

AF Corse goes yellow for third Ferrari Hypercar entry

WEC
WEC

AF Corse goes yellow for third Ferrari Hypercar entry AF Corse goes yellow for third Ferrari Hypercar entry

Mercedes reduces DTM involvement to four cars in 2024

Mercedes reduces DTM involvement to four cars in 2024

DTM
DTM

Mercedes reduces DTM involvement to four cars in 2024 Mercedes reduces DTM involvement to four cars in 2024

Aprilia hopes 2027 rules can attract new manufacturers to MotoGP

Aprilia hopes 2027 rules can attract new manufacturers to MotoGP

MotoGP
MotoGP

Aprilia hopes 2027 rules can attract new manufacturers to MotoGP Aprilia hopes 2027 rules can attract new manufacturers to MotoGP

Acosta will fight for MotoGP title "sooner or later", says Marquez

Acosta will fight for MotoGP title "sooner or later", says Marquez

MotoGP
MotoGP

Acosta will fight for MotoGP title "sooner or later", says Marquez Acosta will fight for MotoGP title "sooner or later", says Marquez

Proton reveals retro-inspired livery for Porsche 963 in WEC

Proton reveals retro-inspired livery for Porsche 963 in WEC

WEC
WEC

Proton reveals retro-inspired livery for Porsche 963 in WEC Proton reveals retro-inspired livery for Porsche 963 in WEC

Mir 'starting to see results' of Honda's new MotoGP approach

Mir 'starting to see results' of Honda's new MotoGP approach

MotoGP
MotoGP

Mir 'starting to see results' of Honda's new MotoGP approach Mir 'starting to see results' of Honda's new MotoGP approach

Too early to say MotoGP 2024 will be "Ducati-only championship" - Bastianini

Too early to say MotoGP 2024 will be "Ducati-only championship" - Bastianini

MotoGP
MotoGP

Too early to say MotoGP 2024 will be "Ducati-only championship" - Bastianini Too early to say MotoGP 2024 will be "Ducati-only championship" - Bastianini

LCR launches 2024 MotoGP bikes ahead of Qatar test

LCR launches 2024 MotoGP bikes ahead of Qatar test

MotoGP
MotoGP
LCR Honda launch

LCR launches 2024 MotoGP bikes ahead of Qatar test LCR launches 2024 MotoGP bikes ahead of Qatar test

Marini: Copying Ducati "not the way" to improve Honda MotoGP bike

Marini: Copying Ducati "not the way" to improve Honda MotoGP bike

MotoGP
MotoGP
Repsol Honda Team launch

Marini: Copying Ducati "not the way" to improve Honda MotoGP bike Marini: Copying Ducati "not the way" to improve Honda MotoGP bike

Honda revamps MotoGP livery for first time in three decades

Honda revamps MotoGP livery for first time in three decades

MotoGP
MotoGP
Repsol Honda Team launch

Honda revamps MotoGP livery for first time in three decades Honda revamps MotoGP livery for first time in three decades

Ducati: Bastianini has rediscovered 2022 form after stellar Sepang MotoGP pace

Ducati: Bastianini has rediscovered 2022 form after stellar Sepang MotoGP pace

MotoGP
MotoGP
Sepang Official Testing

Ducati: Bastianini has rediscovered 2022 form after stellar Sepang MotoGP pace Ducati: Bastianini has rediscovered 2022 form after stellar Sepang MotoGP pace

KTM in better shape than what Sepang MotoGP times suggest - Binder

KTM in better shape than what Sepang MotoGP times suggest - Binder

MotoGP
MotoGP
Sepang Official Testing

KTM in better shape than what Sepang MotoGP times suggest - Binder KTM in better shape than what Sepang MotoGP times suggest - Binder

Quartararo: Yamaha MotoGP team still chasing mechanical grip "missing since 2019"

Quartararo: Yamaha MotoGP team still chasing mechanical grip "missing since 2019"

MotoGP
MotoGP
Sepang Official Testing

Quartararo: Yamaha MotoGP team still chasing mechanical grip "missing since 2019" Quartararo: Yamaha MotoGP team still chasing mechanical grip "missing since 2019"

SUPER GT switches qualifying format to aggregate lap times

SUPER GT switches qualifying format to aggregate lap times

Super GT
Super GT

SUPER GT switches qualifying format to aggregate lap times SUPER GT switches qualifying format to aggregate lap times

Marquez: I'm still not at the same level as top MotoGP riders on Ducati

Marquez: I'm still not at the same level as top MotoGP riders on Ducati

MotoGP
MotoGP
Sepang Official Testing

Marquez: I'm still not at the same level as top MotoGP riders on Ducati Marquez: I'm still not at the same level as top MotoGP riders on Ducati

Espargaro: Aprilia needs to improve MotoGP engine to fight at the front

Espargaro: Aprilia needs to improve MotoGP engine to fight at the front

MotoGP
MotoGP
Sepang Official Testing

Espargaro: Aprilia needs to improve MotoGP engine to fight at the front Espargaro: Aprilia needs to improve MotoGP engine to fight at the front

Isotta Fraschini hires Alonso academy driver as it reshuffles 2024 WEC line-up

Isotta Fraschini hires Alonso academy driver as it reshuffles 2024 WEC line-up

WEC
WEC

Isotta Fraschini hires Alonso academy driver as it reshuffles 2024 WEC line-up Isotta Fraschini hires Alonso academy driver as it reshuffles 2024 WEC line-up

New Ducati fairing has "really good potential", says Bagnaia

New Ducati fairing has "really good potential", says Bagnaia

MotoGP
MotoGP
Sepang Official Testing

New Ducati fairing has "really good potential", says Bagnaia New Ducati fairing has "really good potential", says Bagnaia

Marquez still riding Ducati like Honda in Sepang MotoGP test

Marquez still riding Ducati like Honda in Sepang MotoGP test

MotoGP
MotoGP
Sepang Official Testing

Marquez still riding Ducati like Honda in Sepang MotoGP test Marquez still riding Ducati like Honda in Sepang MotoGP test

Mir: Honda's MotoGP situation cannot be resolved in pre-season testing

Mir: Honda's MotoGP situation cannot be resolved in pre-season testing

MotoGP
MotoGP
Sepang Official Testing

Mir: Honda's MotoGP situation cannot be resolved in pre-season testing Mir: Honda's MotoGP situation cannot be resolved in pre-season testing

Morbidelli to miss Malaysia, Qatar MotoGP tests as recovery continues

Morbidelli to miss Malaysia, Qatar MotoGP tests as recovery continues

MotoGP
MotoGP
Sepang Official Testing

Morbidelli to miss Malaysia, Qatar MotoGP tests as recovery continues Morbidelli to miss Malaysia, Qatar MotoGP tests as recovery continues

MotoGP Sepang test: Martin sets the pace for Ducati on opening day

MotoGP Sepang test: Martin sets the pace for Ducati on opening day

MotoGP
MotoGP
Sepang Official Testing

MotoGP Sepang test: Martin sets the pace for Ducati on opening day MotoGP Sepang test: Martin sets the pace for Ducati on opening day

Marquez 'hates' move towards F1-style aero in MotoGP

Marquez 'hates' move towards F1-style aero in MotoGP

MotoGP
MotoGP

Marquez 'hates' move towards F1-style aero in MotoGP Marquez 'hates' move towards F1-style aero in MotoGP

Quartararo 'not feeling any better' on 2024 Yamaha MotoGP bike but sees potential

Quartararo 'not feeling any better' on 2024 Yamaha MotoGP bike but sees potential

MotoGP
MotoGP
Yamaha Factory Racing launch

Quartararo 'not feeling any better' on 2024 Yamaha MotoGP bike but sees potential Quartararo 'not feeling any better' on 2024 Yamaha MotoGP bike but sees potential

2024 Honda MotoGP bike changes working "quite well", says Zarco

2024 Honda MotoGP bike changes working "quite well", says Zarco

MotoGP
MotoGP

2024 Honda MotoGP bike changes working "quite well", says Zarco 2024 Honda MotoGP bike changes working "quite well", says Zarco

Yamaha reveals 2024 MotoGP livery ahead of Sepang test

Yamaha reveals 2024 MotoGP livery ahead of Sepang test

MotoGP
MotoGP
Yamaha Factory Racing launch

Yamaha reveals 2024 MotoGP livery ahead of Sepang test Yamaha reveals 2024 MotoGP livery ahead of Sepang test

Mercedes reveals 19-driver factory roster for GT racing in 2024

Mercedes reveals 19-driver factory roster for GT racing in 2024

DTM
DTM

Mercedes reveals 19-driver factory roster for GT racing in 2024 Mercedes reveals 19-driver factory roster for GT racing in 2024

Pier Guidi: Winning both Le Mans, Daytona with Ferrari 'difficult to even dream'

Pier Guidi: Winning both Le Mans, Daytona with Ferrari 'difficult to even dream'

IMSA
IMSA
Daytona 24 Hours

Pier Guidi: Winning both Le Mans, Daytona with Ferrari 'difficult to even dream' Pier Guidi: Winning both Le Mans, Daytona with Ferrari 'difficult to even dream'

Daytona 24h, H21: #7 Porsche in control, Cadillac second

Daytona 24h, H21: #7 Porsche in control, Cadillac second

IMSA
IMSA
Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona 24h, H21: #7 Porsche in control, Cadillac second Daytona 24h, H21: #7 Porsche in control, Cadillac second

Daytona 24h, H18: Cadillac leads Porsche amid penalty drama

Daytona 24h, H18: Cadillac leads Porsche amid penalty drama

IMSA
IMSA
Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona 24h, H18: Cadillac leads Porsche amid penalty drama Daytona 24h, H18: Cadillac leads Porsche amid penalty drama

Daytona 24h, H15: Porsche leads Cadillac as both BMWs hit trouble

Daytona 24h, H15: Porsche leads Cadillac as both BMWs hit trouble

IMSA
IMSA
Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona 24h, H15: Porsche leads Cadillac as both BMWs hit trouble Daytona 24h, H15: Porsche leads Cadillac as both BMWs hit trouble

DTM "seriously thinking" about restricting testing in 2024

DTM "seriously thinking" about restricting testing in 2024

DTM
DTM

DTM "seriously thinking" about restricting testing in 2024 DTM "seriously thinking" about restricting testing in 2024

Di Resta: Peugeot had to overcome wingless 9X8's weaknesses for 2024 WEC upgrade

Di Resta: Peugeot had to overcome wingless 9X8's weaknesses for 2024 WEC upgrade

WEC
WEC

Di Resta: Peugeot had to overcome wingless 9X8's weaknesses for 2024 WEC upgrade Di Resta: Peugeot had to overcome wingless 9X8's weaknesses for 2024 WEC upgrade

Supercars circuit owner to join WEC field in Manthey Porsche

Supercars circuit owner to join WEC field in Manthey Porsche

WEC
WEC

Supercars circuit owner to join WEC field in Manthey Porsche Supercars circuit owner to join WEC field in Manthey Porsche

How Audi's Dakar win shows its F1 ambitions shouldn't be underestimated

How Audi's Dakar win shows its F1 ambitions shouldn't be underestimated

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

How Audi's Dakar win shows its F1 ambitions shouldn't be underestimated How Audi's Dakar win shows its F1 ambitions shouldn't be underestimated

Honda: Le Mans entry not the 'priority' amid F1 2026 preparations

Honda: Le Mans entry not the 'priority' amid F1 2026 preparations

Le Mans
Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans

Honda: Le Mans entry not the 'priority' amid F1 2026 preparations Honda: Le Mans entry not the 'priority' amid F1 2026 preparations

Audi hails "incredible for his age" Sainz after latest Dakar triumph

Audi hails "incredible for his age" Sainz after latest Dakar triumph

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Audi hails "incredible for his age" Sainz after latest Dakar triumph Audi hails "incredible for his age" Sainz after latest Dakar triumph

Dakar 2024: Honda returns to victory lane as Brabec triumphs

Dakar 2024: Honda returns to victory lane as Brabec triumphs

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Dakar 2024: Honda returns to victory lane as Brabec triumphs Dakar 2024: Honda returns to victory lane as Brabec triumphs

Dakar 2024: Sainz clinches historic win for Audi, Loeb third

Dakar 2024: Sainz clinches historic win for Audi, Loeb third

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Dakar 2024: Sainz clinches historic win for Audi, Loeb third Dakar 2024: Sainz clinches historic win for Audi, Loeb third

Loeb had "no chance" against three-car Audi team in Dakar after Al-Attiyah exit

Loeb had "no chance" against three-car Audi team in Dakar after Al-Attiyah exit

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Loeb had "no chance" against three-car Audi team in Dakar after Al-Attiyah exit Loeb had "no chance" against three-car Audi team in Dakar after Al-Attiyah exit

BMW "not far behind" WSBK rivals as Razgatlioglu targets 2025 title

BMW "not far behind" WSBK rivals as Razgatlioglu targets 2025 title

World Superbike
World Superbike
BMW Motorrad launch

BMW "not far behind" WSBK rivals as Razgatlioglu targets 2025 title BMW "not far behind" WSBK rivals as Razgatlioglu targets 2025 title

Ex-WSBK and 500cc star Anthony Gobert dies aged 48

Ex-WSBK and 500cc star Anthony Gobert dies aged 48

World Superbike
World Superbike

Ex-WSBK and 500cc star Anthony Gobert dies aged 48 Ex-WSBK and 500cc star Anthony Gobert dies aged 48

Super GT 2024: Nissan, Honda and Toyota's GT500 line-ups

Super GT 2024: Nissan, Honda and Toyota's GT500 line-ups

Super GT
Super GT

Super GT 2024: Nissan, Honda and Toyota's GT500 line-ups Super GT 2024: Nissan, Honda and Toyota's GT500 line-ups

Dakar 2024, Stage 9: Loeb strikes back to win, Sainz remains in lead

Dakar 2024, Stage 9: Loeb strikes back to win, Sainz remains in lead

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Dakar 2024, Stage 9: Loeb strikes back to win, Sainz remains in lead Dakar 2024, Stage 9: Loeb strikes back to win, Sainz remains in lead

Dakar 2024, Stage 7: Loeb eats into Sainz's lead, drama for Ekstrom

Dakar 2024, Stage 7: Loeb eats into Sainz's lead, drama for Ekstrom

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Dakar 2024, Stage 7: Loeb eats into Sainz's lead, drama for Ekstrom Dakar 2024, Stage 7: Loeb eats into Sainz's lead, drama for Ekstrom

Al-Attiyah will "do everything" to help Loeb beat Audi to Dakar win

Al-Attiyah will "do everything" to help Loeb beat Audi to Dakar win

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Al-Attiyah will "do everything" to help Loeb beat Audi to Dakar win Al-Attiyah will "do everything" to help Loeb beat Audi to Dakar win

Marciello joins Rossi for BMW debut in Bathurst 12 Hour

Marciello joins Rossi for BMW debut in Bathurst 12 Hour

Intercontinental GT Challenge
Intercontinental GT Challenge

Marciello joins Rossi for BMW debut in Bathurst 12 Hour Marciello joins Rossi for BMW debut in Bathurst 12 Hour

Dakar 2024, Stage 6B: Loeb wins 48-hour test, disaster for Al-Attiyah

Dakar 2024, Stage 6B: Loeb wins 48-hour test, disaster for Al-Attiyah

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Dakar 2024, Stage 6B: Loeb wins 48-hour test, disaster for Al-Attiyah Dakar 2024, Stage 6B: Loeb wins 48-hour test, disaster for Al-Attiyah

Dakar 2024, Stage 6A: Sainz retakes lead after Al-Rajhi's retirement

Dakar 2024, Stage 6A: Sainz retakes lead after Al-Rajhi's retirement

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Dakar 2024, Stage 6A: Sainz retakes lead after Al-Rajhi's retirement Dakar 2024, Stage 6A: Sainz retakes lead after Al-Rajhi's retirement

Factory Aston driver Sorensen to make SUPER GT debut with D'station

Factory Aston driver Sorensen to make SUPER GT debut with D'station

Super GT
Super GT

Factory Aston driver Sorensen to make SUPER GT debut with D'station Factory Aston driver Sorensen to make SUPER GT debut with D'station

Le Mans winner Dumas joins Proton Porsche for Daytona return

Le Mans winner Dumas joins Proton Porsche for Daytona return

IMSA
IMSA

Le Mans winner Dumas joins Proton Porsche for Daytona return Le Mans winner Dumas joins Proton Porsche for Daytona return

Dakar 2024, Stage 4: Loeb strikes back to win, Al-Rajhi retains lead

Dakar 2024, Stage 4: Loeb strikes back to win, Al-Rajhi retains lead

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Dakar 2024, Stage 4: Loeb strikes back to win, Al-Rajhi retains lead Dakar 2024, Stage 4: Loeb strikes back to win, Al-Rajhi retains lead

Noda secures Super Formula drive with Honda squad TGM

Noda secures Super Formula drive with Honda squad TGM

Super Formula
Super Formula

Noda secures Super Formula drive with Honda squad TGM Noda secures Super Formula drive with Honda squad TGM

Dakar 2024, Stage 2: Peterhansel scores historic win, Sainz takes overall lead

Dakar 2024, Stage 2: Peterhansel scores historic win, Sainz takes overall lead

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Dakar 2024, Stage 2: Peterhansel scores historic win, Sainz takes overall lead Dakar 2024, Stage 2: Peterhansel scores historic win, Sainz takes overall lead

Dakar 2024, Stage 1: De Mevius takes shock win for Overdrive Toyota

Dakar 2024, Stage 1: De Mevius takes shock win for Overdrive Toyota

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Dakar 2024, Stage 1: De Mevius takes shock win for Overdrive Toyota Dakar 2024, Stage 1: De Mevius takes shock win for Overdrive Toyota

Dakar 2024: Ekstrom fastest for Audi in Prologue, Al-Attiyah misses top 10

Dakar 2024: Ekstrom fastest for Audi in Prologue, Al-Attiyah misses top 10

Dakar
Dakar
Dakar

Dakar 2024: Ekstrom fastest for Audi in Prologue, Al-Attiyah misses top 10 Dakar 2024: Ekstrom fastest for Audi in Prologue, Al-Attiyah misses top 10

Dakar Rally preview: The leading contenders for victory in 2024

Dakar Rally preview: The leading contenders for victory in 2024

Dakar
Dakar

Dakar Rally preview: The leading contenders for victory in 2024 Dakar Rally preview: The leading contenders for victory in 2024

TF Sport aiming to take Corvette GT3 car to Spa, Nurburgring 24-hour races

TF Sport aiming to take Corvette GT3 car to Spa, Nurburgring 24-hour races

Endurance
Endurance

TF Sport aiming to take Corvette GT3 car to Spa, Nurburgring 24-hour races TF Sport aiming to take Corvette GT3 car to Spa, Nurburgring 24-hour races

Some drivers unimpressed by WEC's shift to two-class structure

Some drivers unimpressed by WEC's shift to two-class structure

WEC
WEC

Some drivers unimpressed by WEC's shift to two-class structure Some drivers unimpressed by WEC's shift to two-class structure

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